Assistant Professor Maya Stovall’s art will be featured in an exhibition in San Francisco.
The Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) and the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) are jointly presenting Stovall’s “Under New Ownership,” which includes videos from “Liquor Store Theater and Public Library” – performance-based interventions in public life.
The exhibit also will feature several of Stovall’s conceptual sculptures, culminating with “Theorem,” a live performance newly commissioned by FMCAC.
Stovall, who teaches in the liberal studies department, is a contemporary artist and anthropologist with research and teaching interests in contemporary art, critical geography, cultural anthropology, critical social theory and urban ethnography.
“Art and anthropology are natural co-invigorators of cultural disruptions and social awakening,” says Gordon Knox, president of the San Francisco Art Institute. “Rooted in academic theory and research, yet contextualized with real life experiences, Stovall’s performances are a natural extension of our public programming at the Fort Mason Campus. The artistic inquiries presented in Under New Ownership reflect SFAI’s mission of fostering artists that engage with and impact society.”
The exhibition opens Friday, March 29, at 5 p.m. at SFAI and runs through May 5.